John Baker Jr. (#63) claimed his second straight OMRS win of the year on Saturday, August 26 at Peterborough Speedway. John Baker Jr. (#63) claimed his second straight OMRS win of the year on Saturday, August 26 at Peterborough Speedway. Debbie Spence photo

John Baker Jr. Scores a Second Straight Ontario Modifieds Series Win at Peterborough Speedway

Written by  Jim Clarke on Monday, 28 August 2017 20:27

Peterborough, ON (August 28, 2017)- For its 2017 season, action with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by Torque Builders Inc. has been all about parity.

In the first handful of races on the schedule, the tour had five different winners. And each one earned their first ever checkered flag with the series. Even after Brad Stevenson and Mark Gordon scored their second wins of the year, Connor James became the sixth first time winner.

Saturday, August 26 at the second of what has now become a stretch of three straight events at Peterborough Speedway, nearly a dozen of the popular open-wheeled teams took the green flag for tenth show of the season, with Randy Hollingsworth and Connor James on the front row. James took the lead from his spot on the high groove and Duane Cinnamon was challenging for the lead when the yellow flag flew for a spin entering the second turn.

John Baker Jr., the reigning OMRS tour champion, slipped into second on the restart and set his sights on the leader, with current point leader Brad Stevenson on his back bumper. J.B.J. got by James for the top spot coming-off the fourth turn, with 16 laps on the board. The #63 machine started putting slower traffic a lap down with 20 circuits complete and held-on for his second straight win. James, Brad Stevenson, Duane Cinnamon and Rick Warnes completed the fast five. Stu Robinson Jr., Chris Burrows, Craig Stevenson, Willow Barberstock, Mark Gordon and Hollingsworth rounded-out the finishing order.

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series notebook: Brad Stevenson took a pair of OMRS qualifying heats, with John Baker Jr. and Duane Cinnamon splitting the other two...Changes at Sunset Speedway have made it necessary for the series to revise its 2017 schedule. This year’s title holder will now be decided as part of the Championship Clash on Saturday, September 2 at Peterborough Speedway.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
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